May 24, 2017
 
Women’s Fund of Western Mass. Names New Fundraising Chief

Monica Bogatti
February 3, 2017 — The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts, an Easthampton nonprofit that supports economic and social equality for women and girls in western Massachusetts, this week announced it has named Monica M. Bogatti as director of philanthropy, responsible for all fundraising activities.

“We are thrilled to welcome Monica to the organization,” said Elizabeth Barajas-Román, CEO of the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts. “Her dedication to the fund’s mission is evident in her over eight years of volunteer service. Monica has outstanding fundraising and partnership skills, familiarity with our donors, and a passion for our work. I’m confident all this will allow her to hit the ground running.”

Borgatti’s fundraising background includes creating and coordinating strategic fundraising plans, special event planning, and planned giving campaigns. In addition, as a longtime volunteer for the Women’s Fund, she served on several of the organization’s committees, including the grantmaking committee, which has awarded more than $3 million since 1997.

Most recently, Borgatti served as the major and planned giving officer for WGBY. A native of western Massachusetts, she is the immediate past president of Women in Philanthropy of Western Massachusetts and currently serves as an at-large board member. She also volunteers as a team coach for Leadership Pioneer Valley.

Bogatti earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Science degree in Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy from Bay Path University. In 2011 she was named a 40 Under Forty honoree by BusinessWest.

"It is with great excitement that I join the Women's Fund team," Borgatti said. "I look forward to connecting more people to this dynamic organization while helping to expand our impact and influence.”

Established in 1997, the Women's Fund fuels seeks to advance gender equity by funding promising solutions, collaborating with results-oriented partners, and elevating the collective power of local women to take charge and lead with purpose. Its signature, non-partisan program, the Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact, is designed to provide women with the tools, mentors, and confidence they need to become powerful and effective civic leaders and elected officials.

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